Minor Degree Offerings

Students may elect to add a College of Business minor; however, minors normally are offered only to students who pursuing a degree outside of the College of Business.  As of Spring 2016, current business majors may NOT declare any business minor.

Courses listed directly beneath the minor are required courses, the others (as indicated) are a listing of courses from which you can choose until you meet the hour requirement.  Keep in mind, not all courses may be offered each semester.

You can download a PDF of our minor offerings HERE.

NOTE:

  • Of all minor requirements, 50% must be completed at USM.
  • Junior standing (60 hours) is required for all 300/400 level business classes.

 

  • Business Administration Minor (21 hours):

            ACC 200 – Financial Accounting

            ECO 201 – Macroeconomics

Select 15 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                        BA 200 – Legal Environment of Business (strongly recommended for minor)

                        ACC 220/300 – Managerial Accounting (Prerequisite: ACC 200)

                        MGT 300 – Principles of Management

                        MKT 300 – Principles of Marketing

                        MIS 300 – Management Information Systems

                        FIN 300 – Principles of Finance (Prerequisites: ACC 200, ECO 201 & 202, MAT 102)

 

  • Merchandising Minor (18 hours)

            MER 121 – Principles of Merchandising

            MER 330 – Textile Industrial Complex

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                        MER 222 – Professionalism in Merchandising

                        MER 331 – Product Analysis

                        MER 332 – Societal Influences on Consumer Behavior

                        MER 335 – History of Apparel

                        MER 337 – Applied Merchandising

                        MER 436 – Retail Buying and Assortment Planning

                        MER 437 – Apparel Product Development

                        MER 438 – Sustainability and Global Sourcing

                        MER 478 – Integrated Merchandising Channels

 

  • Management Minor (18 hours):

            ECO 201 – Macroeconomics

            MGT 300 – Principles of Management

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                        MGT 364 – Human Resource Management (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 454 – Organizational Behavior (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 455 – Organizational Theory (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 465 – Production and Operations Management (Prerequisites: BA 201/301, MGT 300, MGT 325)

                        MGT 468 – Compensation (Prerequisites: MGT 300, MGT 364)

                        MGT 472 – Advanced Human Resource Management (Prerequisite: MGT 364 and junior standing)

                        MGT 475 – Entrepreneurship (Prerequisite: MGT 375, FIN 380)

                        MGT 480 – Leadership (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

                        MGT 495 – International Management (Prerequisite: MGT 300)

 

  • Marketing Minor (18 hours):

            ECO 201 – Macroeconomics

            MKT 300 – Principles of Marketing

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                       MKT 322 – Creative Marketing

                       MKT 330 – Professional Selling

                       MKT 355 – Integrated Marketing Communications

                       MKT 365 – Consumer Behavior

                       MKT 370 – Supply Chain Management

                       MKT 380 – Business-to-Business Marketing

                       MKT 430 – Sales Management

                       MKT 444 – Retail Management and Strategy

                       MKT 458 – Service Marketing

                       MKT 495 – International Marketing

 

  • Sport Management Minor (18 hours):

            SM 203 – Introduction to Sport Management

            SM 466 – Sport Facility and Event Management

Any four 300/400-level sport management courses, with preference given to:

     SM 332 – Sport Information Management;

     SM 395 – Sport Sales Methods & Techniques

                 

  • Tourism Management Minor (18 hours):

            TM 100 – Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

            TM 340 – Global Tourism

Select 12 hours from the following courses (all courses are 3 hours each):

                       TM 345 – Customer service Management

                       TM 358 – Food & Beverage Operations

                       TM 368 – Hotel Operations

                       TM 375 – Beverage Control and Service

                       TM 377 – E-Commerce in Tourism

                       TM 378 – Casino & Resort Operations

                       TM 385 – Introduction to the Convention Industry

                       TM 441 – Legal Aspects of Hospitality & Tourism

                       TM 442 – Hotel & Restaurant Marketing

                       TM 445 – Hotel & Restaurant Cost Controls

                       TM 467 – Conventions & Meetings Management

                       TM 471 – Regulatory Legal Security Aspects of Casino Operations

                       TM 472 – Casino and Resort Marketing

                       TM 475 – Casino and Resort Financial Analysis

                       TM 478 – Casino and Resort Operations Management II

                       TM 492 – Special Problems

                       TM 494 – Strategic Destination Analysis (Prerequisite: TM 441, 444, 445, and senior standing)